Plant Ratatouille-ts


We know... you saw this recipe and immediately thought of the animated film. It's ok – that movie was delightful. But equally delightful is the actual food it was based on – a delicious, colorful vegetable dish that perfectly pairs with rice or pasta.

So in the words of Remy, "If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff."


  • 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 small red pepper, cut in squares
  • 1 small green pepper, cut in squares
  • 1 small yellow pepper, cut in squares
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut in chunks
  • 14 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or oregano
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a large frying pan, heat your oil over medium heat. Add your onions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the zucchinis, peppers, and garlic, cook and stir for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Add your eggplant to the pan with the tomatoes and spices and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Enjoy as a side or serve over pasta or brown rice.

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Updated September 21, 2021

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